Ford India has recalled 20,752 units of the Ford Ecosport. The company has recalled 19,441 units of the high-end Titanium variant (petrol and diesel variants) of Ford Ecosport that was manufactured between January 2013 and September 2014. The company wants to correct the problem in the car’s seat belt sensors that deploys the side airbags when required.
Ford India has also recalled 2,715 units of the petrol variant for which the company has been receiving complaints of corrosion in the fuel line and 1,404 units have been recalled to rectify both the problems.
Just after the Ford Ecosport was launched, the company had recalled around 1,000 units (all diesel variants) of the Ford Ecosport to reascend and relocate the module of the glow plug in the car’s engine architecture.
Ford India is issuing letters to its customers asking them to visit their local dealer and get the necessary servicing done free of cost.
Ford India says, “The safety of our customers is always top priority at Ford. For their peace of mind, we have initiated a Field Service Action to correct product concerns on 20,752 Ford EcoSport vehicles in India. This is a proactive, voluntary recall action to ensure customers’ safety and satisfaction. Ford India will inspect EcoSport variants, made at the company’s Chennai plant between Jan. 2013 and Sept. 2014, for concerns of fuel and vapour line corrosion in the long-term. The company will also check the vehicles for reorienting wiring harness related to the correct deployment of side airbags.”